Nurse Practitioner Concentration
Primary Care that Improves Community Health
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) program is designed to prepare nurses who have the leadership skills and clinical expertise necessary to deliver primary care and improve health outcomes in community settings.
This ‘hybrid’ program combines online learning, clinical simulations and face-to-face classroom activities with community-based clinical practice experiences.
Students may select from two areas of specialization:
• Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
• Family Nurse Practitioner
The Michigan State University College of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner-MSN and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner-MSN have met ANCC's certification eligibility educational requirements. Students who complete these programs have the educational preparation to sit for the ANCC's certification examinations in these roles and populations. Applicants must also meet any additional eligibility criteria in effect when they apply for certification.
These graduates are also eligible to sit for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) for Family or Adult/Gerontological certification examination and apply for specialty certification by the State of Michigan.
The master's program at Michigan State University College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.